In 2020, Young was employed by NZNBL franchise, the Auckland Tuatara (formerly known as the Auckland Huskies), as head coach. He took the side to three consecutive finals series in three seasons, including a grand final berth in 2022.
Young said the level of coaching he's going to be involved in is something he's always looked forward to. "It's all really worked out well. I love the group that's being assembled on and off the court. I'm just happy to be a part of it," he said.
"The Wildcats are a world-class organisation, I've always had great respect for Perth. I know they do things at a high level, so just being able to contribute to and compliment what's already been built over a couple of decades is pretty exciting."
"I know I can contribute, I know I can help the organisation, and I'm super passionate about that and ready to go."
Perth Wildcats head coach John Rillie is excited to bring another young and talented coach to his assistant coaching staff.
"Adding Aaron to the staff brings another young and talented coach to the group," he said.